Due to report of successful revivals by Gipsy Smith, a certain preacher approached the noted evangelist to ascertain the secret of his success. He was asked to explain the best method to start a revival.
The answer was: "Brother, go back home, lock yourself up in a private room. Take a piece of chalk & mark a circle on the floor, get down on your knees inside the circle, pray God to start a revival inside this circle. When this prayer is answered, the revival will be on."
- C. A. Curry in ‘Western Recorder’. (moreillustrations.com)
“A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness and selfishness, and making God and His love triumph in the heart and life.” - Andrew Murray.
Ps 85:6 (TLB): “Oh, revive us! Then your people can rejoice in you again.”
“A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.” - Charles Finney.